Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 225–234 | Cite as

Evaluation of adiabatic runaway reaction and vent sizing for emergency relief from DSC

  • Wang Y. W. 
  • Duh Y. S. 
  • Shu C. M. 


Analytical equations related adiabatic runaway reactions to programmed scanning thermal curves from differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were proposed. Thermal or pressure hazards can be assessed from the adiabatic trajectories expressed in the analytical equations. These industrially energetic materials include polymerizable monomers, unstable organic peroxides and nitro-compounds. Various emergency relief behaviors, such as tempered vapor, gassy, and hybrid were re-evaluated for calculating vent sizing or mass flow rates from DSC thermal curves and the related physical properties.


analytical equations DSC emergency relief behaviors mass flow rates vent sizing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Doctoral Program of Engineering Science and TechnologyNational Yunlin University of Science and Technology, NYUSTDouliou, YunlinTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of Occupational Safety and HealthJen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and ManagementHoulong, MiaoliTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Process Safety and Disaster Prevention Laboratory, Department of Safety, Health, and Environmental EngineeringNational Yunlin University of Science and Technology, NYUSTDouliou, YunlinTaiwan, ROC

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